Free Buick VIN Decoder

What is a VIN?

The VIN is located in a number of places on a car, but most commonly on the dashboard (you can see it through the windshield) and the drivers side door jamb sticker. On some vehicles the VIN is also placed on the engine, hood, and other parts. The VIN may also appear on car titles, insurance policies, service records and police reports for the vehicle.

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Decoding VIN Numbers For A Buick

One of the great things about the government introducing the VIN number system to all cars made to be sold in America after 1981 is that it allows for the decoding of information about a used Buick, or other car, before you buy it.

When you decode a VIN number, it can tell you all sorts of information about the make and model of the vehicle. It also allows search companies to provide you with information about the history of an individual vehicle.

It is challenging to decode the VIN for a Buick, because so many makes and models have been manufactured over the years. If you want to do the decoding yourself we suggest you provide us with your email address so you can download our decoding guide.

Meanwhile, when you are thinking about buying a used Buick there is one two-step process you should use to make sure that it is likely the VIN number the owner has provided you is likely to actually belong to a Buick. Here is the decoding process.

  • Step One: Look at the third digit.
  • Step Two: You should see the number 4
If you don't see a 4 in that position, you should perform a check on the vehicle before you even consider buying it.

History Of Buick

From the start, Buick intended to be a well-built, American-made luxury car, and that's what they have continued to be. They have often been bulkier than similar vehicles, but have had stability and durability. They are also known as very safe cars.

They gained their first success in 1920 by introducing the Roadster, which was much more focused on style than other cars of the day. In 1939 they invented a type of technology still used on every car today – the turn signal.

During World War II, Buick became famous for creating the M18 Hellcat tanks that were used during the European campaign of the battlefront.

Buick was responsible for many innovations over the years, including the automatic transmission and the V8 engine.

Today Buick manufactures a wide line of cars and SUVs at the high end of the pricing scale, but which provide high levels of safety and security for your money.

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